Car Hire in San José, San José Province

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San José, Costa Rica
17 Aug — 24 Aug
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San José, Costa Rica
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Best deals found for San José, San José Province car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San José, San José Province
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£26/day

7 Oct - 20 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£39/day

15 Sep - 22 Sep
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

8 Oct - 21 Oct
Toyota Yaris
Jeep Renegade
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

£25/day

8 Oct - 21 Oct
Jeep Renegade
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£25/day

7 Oct - 20 Oct
Vauxhall Mokka
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£25/day

7 Oct - 20 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

1 Oct - 13 Oct
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£14/day

15 Sep - 22 Sep
Audi A3
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

7 Oct - 20 Oct
Toyota Yaris

Important information about San José car hire

There are more than 12 car hire locations in San Jose, so finding the right vehicle for you shouldn't be difficult. Because even some of the on-road terrain is rough, it is recommended to rent an SUV because it will provide a more comfortable ride on gravel and dirt roads. Some rental cars in San Jose will have restrictions on off-road use, so be sure and get a clear understanding of the rules, or you could end up having to pay out of pocket if something happens to the car outside the scope of the rental agreement. San Jose car rentals may have been used on rough roads, so be sure and inspect for damage before accepting the car. There are a good number of parking areas in the city, so you should be able to find spaces to park near the sites you are visiting.

Most of the tourist sites are accessible by car. You will have more freedom if you rent a vehicle rather than trying to rely on public transportation or taxi service. You can reserve a cheap car rental in San Jose in advance of your trip through momondo. Even though some hired cars in San Jose may put restrictions on the locations, you can take the car and still be covered by insurance. Please note that the road to Monteverde has been under construction, but it is finally completely paved and open for travel. You can travel from the San Jose Airport to Monteverde by Route 606.

One important thing to know is that pedestrians do not have the right of way in Costa Rica. The people won’t expect you to wait for them to cross the street, so it is safer to just follow the rules rather than risk being rear-ended by the driver behind you who isn’t expecting your sudden stop. Many bridges in rural areas have only a single lane and cars will have to take turns crossing. Even though there is a yield sign up on one side of the bridge, generally the first car there goes first and all the cars behind them as well, then the other side crosses when it is clear. Besides that, roads have standard markings on paved roads, but note that speed limit signs are few and far between.

To drive legally in Costa Rica, you only need to have your valid driving license from your home country and your passport. It is still advisable to get an International Driver’s Permit, but not mandatory.


San José, San José Province car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in San José that's right for you

Small cars

£23 - £62

All Car Types

£31 - £94

The average price of a Small hire in San José, Costa Rica is £39. The cheapest time to hire a Small in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £23 per day. A Small car hire is typically 28% less expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San José Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in San José, Costa Rica is £45. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 17% less expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San José Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in San José, Costa Rica is £58. The cheapest time to hire a Large in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A Large car hire is typically 7% more expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in San José, Costa Rica is £47. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 13% less expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San José SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in San José, Costa Rica is £78. The cheapest time to hire a Van in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A Van car hire is typically 30% more expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in San José, Costa Rica is £82. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 34% more expensive than the average car hire in San José. The average price of a car hire in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

8 Oct - 21 Oct
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£6/day

28 Aug - 9 Sep
Ford Focus
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

1 Oct - 13 Oct
Ford Focus

San José car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in San José, San José Province
6.8
Good
31 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5
4.7
Okay
91 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.1

Overall

4.7

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

3.8
10.0
Excellent
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
10.0
Excellent
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
5.9
Okay
27 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.1

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

5.5
3.6
Mediocre
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.2

Comfort

4.2

Overall

3.6

Pick-up/drop-off

3.9

Value

3.3
2.0
Mediocre
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0
6 locations

Quick facts about car hire in San José

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in San José

Most Popular Agency

Thrifty

Popular Car Types

SUV, Compact, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

£20

Most Popular Model

Ford Focus
The most popular San José car hire agency found on momondo this month is Thrifty. Other top choices for car hire companies are Sixt and Amigo Rent A Car
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in San José in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in San José is £20/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £39/day.
The most popular car model to hire in San José in the past 7 days is the Ford Focus. Our users also prefer the Fiat Panda as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in San José

Nearby attractions:

San Jose Parque Central9.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Jose Parque Central4.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Jose Parque Central34.0 mi

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Below are the most popular hotels in San José

Driving with a car hire in San José - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in San José so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

£44 is the cost of a weekend car hire in San José for September, with cheap deals starting as low as £21. Users looking for a one-week hire in San José for September saw an average deal of £41 - but quotes as low as £15 were available depending on dates and car options.

The cheapest car hire provider in San José is Thrifty, with an average daily rate of £26 from its 3 locations in San José. The absolute cheapest deal momondo users have found at Thrifty in San José is £1.

Every car hire company in San José has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in San José include Economy Rent a Car, Thrifty, and Budget, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting San José in September. On average, San José receives 290 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 20 °C during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in San José will cost you £26/day on average.

Dollar has the most locations of any car hire company in San José, Costa Rica, with 4 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around £60/day when renting a car from Dollar in San José, Costa Rica.

The speed limit in San José is 25 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. San José also has a suburban speed limit of 40 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in San José, be aware that the speed limit is generally 65 mph.

During the month of August the average temperature in San José is 20 °C and the expected precipitation is 240 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in San José.

If you’re looking for a San José hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of August it’s important to know that the rest of San José Province typically has a temperature of 20 °C and will usually expect 240 mm of precipitation.


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Why use momondo?

Using momondo to book a car hire in San José could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in San José, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in San José which offer free cancellation.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in San José.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in San José.

Yes, car hire deals in San José with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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